Here at MyOneWedding HQ we love a good afternoon tea. Perfect for hen dos, baby showers, birthdays or to simply treat someone close to you. We’re all about the bride so today we’re focusing on her! Whether you’re having a weekend away for your hen do, a night out or a whole week of celebrations, we love the thought of starting it off in style with a unique afternoon tea! Mums, grans and future in-laws will love this and every age can get involved with no one getting left out. Endless cake, tea, champagne and scones, what’s not to love? Here are our top 10 spots in London you need to know about. Maid of honors take note…
1. London Bus Tea Party
See the sights of London or Bath in style, sipping on bubbly! There’s many options to choose from, so you’re really spoilt for choice.
– Sushi & gin bus tour
– Gin lovers afternoon tea
– Afternoon tea bus tour
– Afternoon tea boat tour
– Afternoon tea picnic
– Afternoon Tea Delivery
Tale as Old as Time Afternoon Tea £38.50 per person or £50 with a glass of Champagne
Relive your childhood with an amazing venue and incredible tasting characters! Town House at The Kensington is delighted to be offering a special Afternoon Tea with a magical twist – Tale as Old As Time afternoon tea. We couldn’t love this anymore.
Meanwhile, The Genie’s Cave afternoon tea is based at Cutter & Squidge, a cafe and cake shop in London’s Soho. Take a trip here for a magical afternoon and wonderful Arabian nights setting.
£29.50pp / £34.50 with a glass of golden bubbly / £14.50 for kids under 10 years old
Standing Ticket £19 / Seat & Tease Ticket £39 / Burlesque Lesson & Show £59 / Burlesque Lesson Only £29
If you’re looking for something totally different, enjoy an afternoon of forbidden pleasures at High Tea & Tease, Cellar Door London. With cabaret, cards and burlesque every Saturday. The seat price includes the show, casino chips & high tea with bubbles, finger sandwiches, cupcakes and tea. Perfect!
4. Kensington Garden Rooftop
Flamingos on a rooftop 100ft above London amongst a jungle of exotic gardens, need we say anymore?
5. British Museum
Served from 3pm, Afternoon Tea £19.50 Prosecco Afternoon Tea £25.50
The Great Court Restaurant is a refined dining experience with a casual and contemporary feel. The open kitchen shows a glimpse of the chefs at work and we serve fresh, seasonal mains, afternoon tea and an exclusive exhibition-inspired menu. On Friday evenings, to coincide with the Museum’s late opening, they also serve dinner.
6. Tea at the Royal Opera House
£37.50 per person, £47.50 with Champagne
Enjoy an elegant and sophisticated treat in the beautiful setting of the Paul Hamlyn Hall.
7. Sketch Gallery
Millennial pink at its finest! One amazing afternoon tea experience in a room refined by a curious mind and a touch of humour. It’s a unique work of art with a striking backdrop perfect for Instagram photo opportunities. Get your phones ready as you won’t want to miss this!
– Sketch Classic Afternoon Tea, £58 per person
– Champagne Afternoon Tea, £72 per person
– Children’s Afternoon Tea, £30 per child – including Pat the Bear
8. Emmeline’s Free Flowing Champagne
Feel like a queen for the day in this sophisticated venue sipping on free flowing champers, how can you say no?!
– Traditional Afternoon Tea – £35 per person
– Free-flowing Champagne Afternoon Tea (Monday – Thursday) – £49 per person
– Free-flowing Champagne Afternoon Tea (Friday – Sunday) – £54 per person
9. Chaya Teahouse
If you’re looking for something less traditional how about a tasty Chinese Gong Fu cha afternoon tea, for a totally unforgettable experience? Savour delicate, handmade patisserie and delicate Chinese dim sum accompanied by elegant, handmade Chinese and Japanese teas, in a serene and calm hideaway just off bustling Portobello Road! Great food and gorgeous tea – your friends and loved ones will adore it!
10. Summer Not Afternoon Tea
So summer this year in London has been pretty miserable, however we’re giving you permission to crack out the sunnies and floppy sun hats for one afternoon. If cocktails and cakes sound more up your street, head on up to the OXO Tower Brasserie terrace and enjoy the summer Not Afternoon Tea selection. Try the Pimm’s Plate, inspired by the infamous summer tipple, or choose the Taste of Summer plate, which is dedicated to the fruits of the season. The Herbal Remedies plate contains herbs foraged by Chef Penny herself, and since each one contains specific health benefits, you won’t feel guilty indulging. Hooray!
Each plate takes advantage of the tastiest produce of summer, leaving you surprisingly satisfied. Sumptuous desserts are expertly paired with gorgeous cocktails to bring out the most delicious flavours of this time of year.
Not only are they delicious, they are available for just £22 per person.
We hope this has given you some inspiration to plan your fun afternoon tea for the blushing bride!